Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Elle Woods is making her way to Winston Churchill High School April 20, 21, 27 and 28. Churchill students share their experiences working on the show.
The award-winning “Legally Blonde The Musical” hits the stage this weekend at Winston Churchill High School. Patch asked a few Churchill students to share their experiences working on the show. Based on the movie starring Reese Witherspoon, the musical tells the story of sorority president Elle Woods, who is dumped by her boyfriend for not being serious enough. Elle then takes a shot at Harvard Law to prove to her boyfriend she can be serious, but learns more about herself in the process. “This show is about all the hidden potentials that lie within all of us. Never judge a book by its cover,” said Carlos Barillo, Churchill Choral teacher and "Legally Blonde" director. More than 100 student singers, dancers, musicians and technicians, …
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
The Connelly School of the Holy Child will perform "Fame" by David De Silva this weekend.
Music, dance and teen-angst come to the stage Friday with the Connelly School of the Holy Child's latest production, award-winning musical "Fame," by David De Silva. The story follows a group of teenagers studying at New York's High School of the Performing Arts in the 1980s, as they deal with the struggles of teenage life and the thirst for fame. Directed by Holy Child's Elsbeth Fager, the production promises to showcase the school's multi-talented students, as well as 12 guest actors and musicians from other local schools, including The Heights School, Winston Churchill High School and Quince Orchard. These guest actors will fill the male roles in Holy Child's production. "I am so proud of the students and the progress they have made …
Friday, February 24, 2012
The Potomac community theater group will perform Feb. 25 and 26.
If laughter and camaraderie is the basis of a community theater group, Congregation Har Shalom Players' next production will shine as an example of comedy and family. The ensemble cast has been working diligently to give audiences a light-hearted revival of "Bye Bye Birdie," to show Feb. 25 -26. "It’s Sweet Apple, Ohio, circa 1958 and the whole town is abuzz. Before rock and roll star Conrad Birdie heads off to serve in the U.S. Army, he’ll bestow a final kiss on one lucky teenaged fan. Get ready for zaniness, scorned lovers, songs, dance and hilarity," HSP promises. A Tony Award-winning success, "Bye Bye Birdie" is a satire set in the late 1950s that pokes fun at America's obsession with rock 'n' roll rivals Elvis Presley and Conway …
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Lynda Scionti and Winston Churchill High School drama students bring a little know Mark Twain comedy back to the stage.
Winston Churchill High School debuts a new play with a new director Friday in its winter production of Mark Twain’s little known comedy, “Is He Dead?” Recently resurrected from the Mark Twain archives and polished by playwright David Ives, “Is He Dead?” is a farcical comedy that tells the story of an artist who fakes his own death to inflate the value of his art. Churchill students are some of the first in the area to take on the play, which they’ve described as a familiar but expertly constructed story, written for maximum laughs. Churchill drama students have been working to polish their slapstick and situational comedy since January with Lynda Scionti, who joined Churchill’s teaching staff this year. “This was a good pick and the …
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Students from Potomac, North Potomac and Bethesda participate in a master piano class at the Music Center at Strathmore.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Several local students participated in Brian Ganz's Master Class at Strathmore on Feb 3. Chaoyang Wang, 14, a North Potomac freshman at Wootton High School, Ofer Kimchi, 17, a Potomac student at Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School and Nicholas Troccoli, 17, a Bethesda senior at Maret School in D.C. received special, one-on-one instruction from Ganz. Ganz returns to the Music Center at Strathmore on Saturday, Feb. 11, for the second performance of his ambitious "Extreme Chopin" quest to perform all of Frédéric Chopin’s piano music in front of live audiences.